MOFA receives cash donations towards Farmers’ Day celebration

Ms.Elizaberth Owusu-Gyebi (right)  and Mr. Haldar Malhas(second right) of Interplast Limited presnting a  cheque to Dr.Gyiele Nurah (left) . Photo; Vincent Dzatse

Ms.Elizaberth Owusu-Gyebi (right) and Mr. Haldar Malhas(second right) of Interplast Limited presnting a cheque to Dr.Gyiele Nurah (left) . Photo; Vincent Dzatse

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, (MOFA) has received cash donations from three companies towards this year’s Farmers’ Day celebration.

The companies; Interplast Ghana Limited presented a cheque for Ghc30,000; Ghana Reinsurance Limited , Ghc25,000 and the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), GHC20,000.

The Irrigations Service Manager of Interplast, Mr Haider Malhas, presenting the company’s donation, commended the government for adopting proactive measures to reward the country’s hardworking fishermen and farmers, in a bid to ensure food sustainability.

“InterplaSt is proud to be associated with such endeavours that will improve the socio-economic development of the people,” he added.

He predicted a brighter agriculture future for the country when the government’s agriculture policy begins.

Mr Malhas stated that the country’s farmers deserve better and assured of the company’s support to assist the ministry achieve its planned programmes.

He said Interplast would from next year introduce premium quality irrigation pipes to assist farmers irrigate their farms.

Madam Mary Ohene-Adu and Mrs Sophia Godwyll, on behalf of Ghana Reinsurance and the GRA respectively, said their little donation would help support the government organise a memorable event for the country’s gallant farmers and fishermen who have helped fed the nation.

The Deputy Minister of State in charge of Agriculture, Dr Nuoah Gyiele commended the groups for the donation and urged other companies to emulate their gesture to help honour the country’s hardworking farmers and fishermen in a more dignified manner.

MOFA, as part of its efforts to reward sponsors of this year’s farmer’s day,  has categorised  the sponsorship into three packages; the platinum, the gold and the silver.

The platinum sponsor donates between Ghc50, 000 and above; gold sponsor, Ghc30,000 to Ghc50,000 and sliver, Ghc10,000 to Ghc30,000.

Benefits of the sponsors include acknowledgement in the media, advertising of sponsors’ logos on billboards and in brochures.

They will also receive a plaque and a certificate and enjoy full page colour adverts as well as the branding of major durbar grounds with their logos.

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

 

 

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